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Old 05-21-2009, 07:38 PM   #15
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Greetings redhawkerII!

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Ok well next step I will ask the car dealer (a cowboy mechanic) about it in his knowledge. I am not looking forward to a major do over...and possibly this all will be easier than I think...and I will learn about something new...
Believe me, this is not a difficult job if I can handle it -- I am not a do-it-yourselfer, but have replaced the ends on both the tow vehicle and trailer -- it is not a terribly complex job. When working with the tow vehicle end, you will need a test light and probe. On the trailer side a pair of test wires with alligator clips as well as a small 12-volt battery for circuit investigation. The first time through, it took me about three hours -- now, I have it down to less than 90-minutes.

Good luck with your project!


P.S.: Looking at the photos, I think that I would consider replacing both ends with new matched equipment. It appears that both ends have a fair amount of visible corossion. The connectors aren't terribly expensive in either blade or pin type.

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:10 AM   #16
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We (I remembered) have some friends down the street that we will consult with about this project...Butch, the fellow, is who was kind enough to come over and spend the afternoon hooking up our vent fan will probably go for this next project. So I will keep everybody posted and will look into the proper places for the correct parts for this....

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